Following the first Monotonik release from Swedish idm-ish artist Stefan Ternemar, aka ST, in 2003, we waited around a little, and suddenly, another EP popped up. Interestingly, although the first 'Emotions In A Box' release was very much epic electronic, almost Chris Huelsbeck-ian synthwork, everyone evolves, and thanks to guest spots from a fellow Swedish Monotonik artist (check the ID3 tags for a hint), and some new influences, the 'I'll Meet You There EP' keeps the epic melodies, but slides in some beautiful vocals and spoken-word idylls in a decidedly indielectronic style.
Thus, we start with 'Csanca', all glittering stridency and brief, shimmering guest vocals, before 'I'll Meet You There' itself wanders along, exhibiting tumultuous serenity of the highest order, along with extra guest guitars and vocals of serious yearning, before 'I Met A Girl With Butterfly Wings', including extra-serene spoken word from Sofie Eriksson, finishes thing off in a glittering fashion, twinning ST's trademark almost new-wave drum sounds with mixed-down female voice and instructional melodies. All in all, an evolution, a dashed evolution, and as sure as dolphins were monkeys, we like the way ST is heading.
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November 22, 2005 Subject:
one of my personal favourites...
i simply cannot recommend this ep enough. its been a year or so since the release, and this music just gets better the more you listen! ST's music is proof that electronic music can have soul and emotions. this ep, as in ST's previous (and also excellent) release, strikes the perfect balance: it is sparkling and cheery without being cheesy, and incorporates a perfect use of vocals. even though this ep is very short, it contains more 'music' than quite a few hour-long+ recordings i've heard...
May 18, 2005 Subject:
ill meet you there
these songs are reminiscient of a warm spring day with puffy clouds littering the entire sky, just after a pouring rainstorm. love it, want more
April 25, 2005 Subject:
ill meet you there
these songs deserve a billion listens. this is easily some of the best 'approachable' electronic music on the archive, and the vocals on the title track are superb. kind of a cross between ulrich schnauss and the postal service.. or something like that. goodtimes.
December 28, 2004 Subject:
more please ?
really nice! ;)
December 22, 2004 Subject:
Nice and peacefull EP. But i miss the crispness from "Emotions In A Box EP"